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showing you for months how stolen copper is actually big business on the black market. in june in this surveillance video, two suspects take two loads of copper gutters from a home, load it into a van and drive away in 4 1/2 minutes. >> we were shocked. we were hoping that we got lucky and got them on the tape, but we were amazed at the brazenness of it. >> reporter: that the same month in prince georges county at the shopping plaza, copper crooks stole the copper out of the air conditioners at the beauty school and several other businesses, and in may, there were thieves stealing copper from underground sites throughout dc city locations. >> for us this is new, however, because they're targeting our infrastructure and actually taking copper wire out of our electrical conduit. >> reporter: as far as these two copper suspects arrested in prince georges county, we spoke with a manager at the rockingham construction company who would only say this is an ongoing investigation and they can't comment any further at this time. >> now, as far as police are concerned, this is an ongoing
of the big things we agree after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order we agree to do that both sides will have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >>> if key players reach a deal congressional leaders will have to bring it back for members to vote it is almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing. >>> even the leaders were getting testy on the house friday >> i strongly believe we ought to pay for what we buy but i also believe we ought not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world, let's just review stay it'sics, mr. -- statistics, mr. speaker there have been 2.5 million jobs lost since this president took office. >>> negotiators need a deal in the next 9 few days if they need to -- in the next few day ifs they need to meet the august 2nd deadline. >>> now president obama is getting a little r and r before tonight's rare sunday meeting he spent the night in maryland mountains at camp da
are demanding tax hikes on the wealthiest part of the deal and some republicans want big spending cuts. >> reporter: with 49 days left -- 14 days left until the $49.3 trillion ceiling deadline, the president urgeed both sides to work together and, so far, have been far a part. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right think this in washington. we can't stand in the way when it comes to doing the right thing on deficits. >> reporter: the focus on monday shifted to the capitol. the house republicans are introducing a deal tieing any debt ceiling agreement to a balanced budget amendment, have an if it reaches the president's debt, the white house is promising a veto. >> up fortunately, there is no chance of this getting through. >> reporter: des like maryland's chris van holland say the gop bill is a distraction and would drastically cut medicare while leaving tax cuts for the wealthy in place. >> and when people realize what they're doing, playing with the constitution in that way, they will see this is not about -- . >> this is a plan. >> reporter: republican senator
and increase the nations borrowing limit. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation extraordinarily difficult 9.2% unemployment. it is a job killer. >> we need to do something very big, substantial to bring long term debt down overtime we have to do that in a way that is good for the economy. >> reporter: of course there is a difference in opinion what is exactly good for the economy, house speaker john boehner said look the republicans are not going to agree on any package that includes any increases in taxes therefore the republican package is $2 trillion where as the deal the president has been pushing is a $4 trillion deal we should learn more at the press conference scheduled here at the white house 11:00 a.m. >>> three small planes in three separate incidents had to be intercepted by fighter jets this weekend each plane flew too close to camp david. the first around noon saturday another later that night the third happened late yesterday morning in every case the planes landed withou
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are still dealing with two
big time and temperature will go up tomorrow we want to give you an early warning we think tomorrow will be hotter than today. pools will sure be busy, check out dupont circle the thermometer saying 101 degrees we will be real close again tomorrow this is the kind of heat once again where you have to protect yourself and we do have a head advisory issued for tomorrow for triple digit heat. where are we now temperature 93 degrees, i do believe that we did get to about 94 degrees let's get this in motion for you so you can see it, look down to our south, 95 fredericks burg, a little bit of relief if you are near water today but when you factor in humidity, really off the charts feels like 116 degrees fredericks burg these are crazy numbers, 104 dc for the heat index, 105 monassis and 100 in annapolis. i mentioned the heat advisory it does not include far northern and western areas you may get a cloud deck and thunderstorms and speaking of thunderstorms, over to true view because we have a big complex of storms, that tracks through chicago causing 600,000 power outage, we have a severe
travelout of white oak that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> big story this morning hearing on airport security on the hill. >> chair of a house subcommittee says commercial airports are vulnerable despite changes since 9/11. live at dulles international with details good morning. >> reporter: good morning disquieting news now that we are in the mid of the busy summer travel season indeed utah representative is saying this and he says it is cause for concern since november 2001,25,000 breaches of security have occurred at the nations airports now tsa is countering that saying that is just a tiny fraction of 5.5 billion people searched since 2001 however it is causing concern and he is holding this hearing today, now there are those who says the not a matter of changing security procedures but simply implementing smarter security. >> stop relying on technology, use the human brain, hire only qualified people train them well, let them understand the type of people are in their hands. >>> you may remember last week that was a frightening incident in newark new jersey when a stu
get our attention in a big hurry and we're going watch it. >> thank you. >>> the hacking scandal in the uk taking a dramatic turn. >>> and the new bomb shell dropped by an expert who testified at the casey anthony trial. >>> and pretty safe to say that this won't be the photo making the weeing bum. why a bride got busted on her big day. we'll be right back.  >> high drama inbrate ape as news corp chairman rupert murdoch, his son janes and former news of the world editor rebekah brookes testified about the phone hacking scandal that gripped the country for weeks now and shawn yancy has more on today's proceedings. >> reporter: when rupert murdoch addressed lawmakers, he seemed confused and flustered. the moments in the proceedings, a protestor interrupted the hearing and take a look. >> oh. >> a man tried to throw a foam pie into his face. wendy, the wife in the jacket quickly tried to s.w.a.t. it away. the police arrested the man. the hearing continued 10 minutes later, he continued the testimony saying while he's the ceo of the company that hacks phones, he's not res
using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> >>> if you ride metro, get ready for big headaches. over the next year, the tranet agency will shut down stations to track and maintenance work and the tradeoff? the work will be done quicker. >> reporter: the first major disruption will come in afour s down causing considerable pain. traps silenced at four metro rail stations for an entire weekend on august 6th and seventh. >> oh, no. >> reporter: and that is just the beginning. i saw -- and got hit to paces on the weekend and that is going to shut it down. >> and we need to brig our metro system up to snuff and to run it in such a way that the passengers are not hurt all the time. >> reporter: closures will effect every line at various times. metro said that it allows it to get work done faster and safer. >> it's everything from track work and rail fasteners and cleaning of the stations and platform repairs, lighting, landscaping, signal work, track service renecessary met. >> reporter: unlike single tracking that causes delays from one end of the line to the other, only the closed stations will b
out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
. family members get discounted tickets check out their website for more information. >>> another big story, parades today, paralysis tomorrow. >> senate cuts 4th of july vacation short and heads back to work tomorrow with the nations debt deadline less than a month away, doug luzader on capitol hill with the story. >> reporter: congress is on vacation today but may be detune bore crating behind the scenes. celebrations and fireworks in congress' backyard last night the atmosphere here if washington is about to change. president obama didn't have any public appearances over the weekend, as he headed back to the white house from camp david but vice president biden was sent out to fire up the nations largest teachers union in chicago. >> folks, we've got to wake up, it should be no surprise, the same people opposed funding communitycolleges, so they can retrain workers for specific companys in their communities are for incentives for the same companies who want to ship jobs overseas. >> it is part of the democrats drum beat of attack on republicans as the nation edges closer to august 2nd deb
upper marlboro, which seems to be under the heaviest of the rain right now. a big area of rain and a big area of red there too. this is going to happen for another hour or so. over to true view real quick. i want to show you counties under the thunderstorm warning. these are the yellow counties i was talking about. specifically charles county, anne arundel county, calvert county and prince william county. that will go until 6:00 and numerous, including montgomery county and the district that is under -- give me one second to get through this real quick if i can. montgomery county, 6:30. the district is under a flash flood warning until 8:00 p.m. up to howard county until 6:30 p.m. and carol county is still under one as well and frederick county until 6:30 p.m. again, they mean business. there's some reports of as much as 2 to 3 feet of water over roadways in anne arundel county. we'll be dealing with this for the next couple of hours. this is the first wave. we have another wave coming overnight. more details coming up in a bit. laura. >> thanks very much. allegations of cheating in dc
is similar to the one that has wielded good results in maryland. >>> another big story this morning the debt ceiling negotiations lawmakers are back at it today. >> president will again sit down with congressional leaders to avoid a possible default on nations bills. doug luzader reports from capitol hill talk of compromise but not much action. >> they met for an hour and a half yesterday today they will pick up right where they left off. it is becoming groundhog day at the white house. >> all right guys, this is the same as yesterday except we are wearing ties today. all right. >>> with a verbal shove out the door reporters were left guessing how another day of talks went but we are creeping closer and closer to that august 2nd debt ceiling deadline where some of the nations bills could go unpaid there are reports the president is backing an increase in medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 but two areas he won't budge taxes he says must go up and he is not interested in a short term deal that would require more debt talks as he is running for re-election next year. >> i will not sign a 30
are following a big story president barack obama preparing for his twitter town hall meeting this afternoon he will have plenty to talk about. >>> the president hopes to convince congress this week to finally raise the nations debt limit, doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> he will answer questions from twitter users primarily about jobs, economy and most likely the debt crisis. >> this is now a white house, they said they are feted up with congress president obama took them to task saying the american people want some action. >> it is in fact what drives them nuts about washington when both parties simply take the path of least resistance. >> senate seemed to be doing just that after canceling this week's vacation to tackle the debt the senate majority leader harry reed tried to skip the issue to move on the other business and that drove republicans nuts. >> we are going to focus on something possibly that is irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand to make the american people thing we are doing something. >> they may do something later this week thursday lea
crews at the scene sarah, steve back to you. >>> thanks our big story, testimony in front of parliament on britain's phone hacking scandal in less than a half hour top london police official will testify. >>> head of news corp. rupert murdoch is to appear wisdom. >>> british prime minister ordered a special particle meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa ag
thing left that is blocked there the right lane blocked, 121 between 70 and 121. the big tie up along 66, monassis and from 70 to 100 trying to get up monument drive accident activity on the shoulder. braddock to pennsylvania, they turned the camera on the accident on the bridge dice peered, college -- disappeared, college park, northbound 5, on the brakes, cedarville to brandy wine. that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> an 8-year-old boy abducted in broad daylight in front of friends this happened in baltimore but a statewide amber alert is in effect for derek brown junior. stacy. >> reporter: well, this young man could be any where in the state police really want you to take a good look at what is happening it is a frightening tale of a brazen abduction here is his picture 8-year-old derek brown junior was walking with a group of friends 6:30 p.m. last night 300 block gwen avenue. two men pulled up grabbed derek threw him in a trunk of a car and sped away. here is a picture of the vehicle, a newer model light green ford taurus it does have a maryland license plate we don't
and 10 ounces, and he's 20 inches long and and he is -- has big hands and feet. [ laughter ] >> every delivery is a big occasion for the family, and this would definitely rank in my top 10. >> reporter: jeff petronic is the nurse who helped coordinate the not-so-common connection. >> and that is a great day. >> reporter: mom was due on tuesday but little richard came early and everyone was ready. including his 12-year-old sister alyssa. >> i just -- they're so huge. i love them. i'm see excited. >> reporter: they just kind of took over and -- >> they just kind of took over and helped us so much. i didn't really have to worry about anything. it was amazing. >> reporter: denise said she will be okay until dad comes home, which can't come son enough for the whole -- soon enough for the whole family. >> i am a proud soldier of the country and do what i'm told and honorably. the best of both worlds. >> i don't have words to describe how happy i am, really, it's overwhelming. >> that was mark zinny reporting. this is james' first time to afghanistan but his third deployment. he will be back
or something, and when i looked outside, i saw trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were still completely blocked. that slowed down power crews from dominion virginia. it wasn't just trees that were damaged. windows, cars and buildings were smashed by the falling trees. jay williams was in his upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly. >> it went all the way through our master bath where i was. >> right where he was standing two seconds before. >> and when it hit the house, my son i was carrying, we were on the stairs running down to the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured. it may take five months for the home to be repaired. but at least everyone is alive, and arlington officials say no one was injured either because of the sunday storm. in arlington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> a fox
, lengthical current. that was the big of the fear in jumping. >> reporter: people texting don't fall on to the tracks every day. but metro sees people trip and fall while texting on escalators or just walking. and those are the opportunities for accidents to happen. >> reporter: the accident happened july 3rd, a sunday. trains run every 12 minutes instead ofef six. fortunate timing because minutes after the rescue, a train arrived. >> and that shock me up a little bit. i had tears in my eyes. >> reporter: he doesn't remember the woman's name and never saw if show had her phone. in bethesda, sherri ly, fox few news. >> medics treated the woman at the station to make her feel better. the rescuer made up a story telling her he once fell down stairs while texting. >> a fire at the local hospital this morning and that is next. we'll check in with tucker and julie coming up. it's 5:31.  >> welcome back, it's 5:33 on this friday morning. the date, july 15th and the sky was pretty this morning and what looked like a full moon this morning. thanks for being with us. steve
and i was going to look outside. when i looked outside, i saw it, trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were so completely blocked and that slowed down power crews from dominion, virginia. it was not just trees damaged, windows, cars, and buildings were smashed by the falling trees and jay williams was in the upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly yo and that went through where i was. >> where he was standing. >> a few secs before. >> and when -- the house, we were -- my son, we were carrying him and was on the stairs running down the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured yet may take five months for them, but they alive and there were no injuries either. at the peak, 11,000 homes were without power in this neighborhood and it's less than a thousand homes without power and domini
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